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Jane Preston

Female 1690 - 1748  (58 years)


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  • Name Jane Preston 
    Born 1690  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1748  Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20469  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 2 May 2021 

    Family Alexander Breckenridge,   b. 1670, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743, Staunton, Augusta Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Breckenridge,   b. 1698, Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Letitia 'Lettice' Breckenridge,   b. Abt 1728, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George to Kentucky Breckenridge,   b. Est 1720, County Derry,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1790, Wythe Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     4. Justice Col. Robert Breckenridge,   b. 1725, County Derry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1772, Botetourt Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F7605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol.XXVII
The Breckenridge Family
    The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography Vol.XXVII The Breckenridge Family
    01-15-2019-004.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, https://www.reynoldspatova.org/histories/01-15-2019-004.pdf.
      Breckenridge Children of Alexander and Jane Preston:
      George,
      Col. Robert Breckenridge
      James
      John
      Smith



    2. [S100] Internet Source, https://archive.org/stream/mcclanahans00whitgoog/mcclanahans00whitgoog_djvu.txt.
      Robert McClanahan came to Augusta County from Ireland. The time of his coming has not been certainly determined, but it was at an early day. His deed to three hundred and thirty-one acres of land by William Beverly, dated May 27, 1741, is on record in Orange Courthouse, Virginia. There was no clerk's office, in Augusta County, until 1745. His wife, Sarah Breckinridge, was daughter of Alexander Breckinridge, who came to America from the North of Ireland in 1728, and removed from Pennsylvania to a farm near the present site of Staunton, in Augusta County, Virginia. Robert McClanahan died in 1791, at his home, one mile south of Staunton, on what is known now as the Greenville road. He was, therefore, "the emigrant and founder." His children were Alexander, John, Robert and William (sons) ; with Mrs. St. Clair, Mrs. Dean, Mrs. Poage and Mrs. Keiser (daughters).

    3. [S100] Internet Source, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia.
      Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
      Alexander Breckenridge and (unreadable), John, George, Robert, (unreadable), Smith, (unreadable), and Letitia Breckenridge from Ireland to Philadelphia. Note: In a deed from Wm. Null to John Coalter, Nov. 28, 1750, for 210 acres of land on Mill Creek, mention is made of Robert McClanahan's lines and the corner "to the grave-yard of John Breckinridge who was murdered by Indians." This is Alexander Breckenridge (b. 1670, d. 1743, Augusta County, VA) that married Jane Preston and brought a large family to Augusta County, Virginia.

    4. [S130] Wikipedia, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Register_of_Early_Settlers_in_Old_Augusta.
      Register of Early Settlers in Old Augusta
      Alexander Breckenridge
      ( Note: In a deed from Wm. Null to John Coalter, Nov. 28, 1750, for 210 acres of land on Mill Creek, mention is made of Robert McClanahan's lines and the corner "to the grave-yard of John Breckinridge who was murdered by Indians." This is Alexander Breckenridge (b. 1670, d. 1743, Augusta County, VA) that married Jane Preston and brought a large family to Augusta County. Proved self importation 22 May 1740, (Source:Waddell, 1902:38) for himself, (unreadable), John, George, Robert, (unreadable), Smith, (unreadable), and Letitia Breckenridge from Ireland to Philadelphia.

    5. [S82] Wikitree, https://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia_-_Surnames_A-E.
      EARLY SETTLERS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY VIRGINIA
      Alexander Breckenridge, (Beverley Manor SW, two tracts of 245 & 112 acres, 1742), (b. abt. 1670 Scotland, d. bef. 23 Sept. 1743, Augusta County), married Jane Preston, sister of John Preston of the Calfpasture)

      George Breckenridge (Beverley Manor SW, 540 acres in Beverley Manor, 17 Oct. 1747 from Chalkley's, corner of land of George & Robert Breckenridge (761 acres acquired in 1742)), (b. abt. 1722, County Derry, Ireland, d. bef. 29 Sept. 1790, Wythe County, Virginia), son of Alexander Breckridge and Jane Preston.

      James Breckenridge (1742, # of acres not listed) (b. 1724, d. perhaps 1744, shortly after acquiring land). James was also a son of Alexander Breckenridge and Jane Preston.

      George Breckenridge & Robert Breckenridge (Beverley Manor SW, 761 acres, 1742, corner of land of George Breckenridge (540 acres acquired in 1747)) George Breckenridge and Col. Robert Breckenridge were brothers, both sons of Alexander Breckenridge and Jane Preston.

    6. [S84] Rootsweb, http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vaaugust/photo.html.
      Tinkling Spring Photo Album
      Deeply imbedded in the history of the settlement of Augusta County is Tinkling Spring Church. The first settlers from the north were John Lewis who arrive in 1732 and William Beverley who was given a large land grant in 1736. The Scotch-Irish Presbyterians who followed lost no time in forming the Triple Forks of the Shenandoah Congregation and in petitioning the Donegal Presbytery for the services of a minister. Two centers of worship developed--Tinkling Spring and the Augusta Stone Meeting Houses. These pictures are from Howard McKnight Wilson's The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom, A study of the Church and Her People, 1732-1952, permission granted by Tinkling Spring Church.
      Tinkling Spring Church was officially founded in 1740. The first meeting house was a log cabin measuring twenty-four by fifty feet. The floor plan shows seating arrangement and pew rent. The small pulpit was located along the west wall. The interior was severely simple and the floor was the ground over which the the sanctuary was constructed. The pews were simple benches without backs, probably made of split logs.
      This monument, which stands outside the Fellowship Hall, reads, "Sacred to the Memory of the Immigrants to this valley who turned the wilderness into habitations." It lists the names of the original members who were assessed twelve shillings each to build the first meeting house. Administratively, the membership was divided into three Quarters headed by John Christian, William Wright, and John Finley. Christian's quarter included families named Black, Cowin, Wilson, Long, Bell, Alexander, Stewart, Patton, Hall, Robison, Cristian, Davison, McCollock, Caldwell, Armstrong, Rutledge, Henderson, Conegham, Thomson, Scott, Gamel, Ramsey, Preston, Maxwell, McDonal, Russell, Lewis, Hutchison, McClanahan, Brackenridge, and McCollock. Wright's quarter included families named Smith Hutchison, Palmer, Thomson, Moday, Frazer, Johnston, Logan, Henderson, Scileran, Black, Cear, McCune, Fergeson, and Wright. Finley's quarter included families named McClure, Turk, Gay, Finley, McCollock, Gelaspey, Edmiston, Campbell, Stewart, Peterson, Cear, Tays, Steel, and White. (Photo courtesy of Ellen L. Moffett)
      Interest in building a new meeting house began in 1777 when the subscribers agreed to pay the costs. However, completion of the building was delayed by the war and it wasn't until about 1792 that the Stone Sanctuary shown here was completed.
      The present church building was erected in 1849 and remodeled in 1916.

      The statue of Pioneer Woman was chosen by Howard McKnight Wilson as the Frontispiece in his The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom, A study of the Church and Her People, 1732-1952.

    7. [S251] Various Books, https://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/UF/00/09/84/80/00001/annalsofaugusta00wadd.pdf.
      SUPPLEMENT TO THE ANNALS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY
      "We have the date of the first meeting at Tinkling Spring. After recording the baptism of Samuel Davison's child, Jesse, 14 Apr 1745, Mr Craig says in words expressive of his dissatisfaction withthe place and the people: "This being the first day we meet at the contentious meeting-house about half-built-TS"

      "On 26 Oct 1740, Mary daughter of John Preston and Jean, d/o Robert McClanahan was baptised 8 Dec 1740, and this child, on grouwing up, became the wife of Alexander St. Clair, who is oten mentioned in the Annals.